Most of us at Smith Mountain Lake have some sort of artistic streak, whether it be an occasional penchant for coaxing music out of a guitar or a weekend painting passion. Or perhaps you would prefer enjoying watching or listening to someone else’s artistic talent, and would like to know about upcoming cultural events at the Lake. If you fall anywhere in the spectrum above, you’ll probably appreciate the Smith Mountain Arts Council, a non-profit organization that serves Smith Mountain Lake as well as Franklin, Bedford, and Pittsylvania counties. To quote their website:
Smith Mountain Arts Council provides opportunities for cultural enrichment and pleasure in the visual, performing and literary arts while securing resources and community support for community events.
The Smith Mountain Arts Council sponsors such events as the John Faber Memorial Photography Contest, an annual Art Show, coffee house type performances, photography seminars, and even symphony concerts. Their website is a treasure trove of information about what’s happening in the art world at the Lake. So take an evening or two this weekend to enjoy some of the great performances sponsored by the Smith Mountain Arts Council!